Upcycle makes art from recycled Glass

Upcycle makes art from recycled Glass; Why not give it a go?

It is only natural that you have a few wine bottles on your hands and no idea what to do with them besides throwing them away. But we, at Upcycle, are all about Upcycling, repurposing all kinds of green sustainable projects. Everything can be used in one way or another and be given an innovative purpose and life in your home, so don’t be in a rush to throw things

We do live in a commercial society where money and assets have become our primary goal in life, but just because we buy new things everyday it does not mean the old ones are useless. Find creative ways to reuse them adapt their function and make new beautiful items for your home and garden. Upcycle used wine bottles into centrepieces or glass lamps and chandeliers; cut them to make candle holders and unique food plates. Just let your imagination do the work for you and be creative.

green bottle light fitting on 400Upcycle has always had a passion for glass and all things to do with recycling glass. Over the past couple of months, it’s been an absolute delight seeing all the different products that can be created using a simple used wine bottle, a glass jar or glass container. The first and most obvious example is to literally turn your used wine bottles, jars or containers into the most incredible Chandeliers or simple light fittings.

 The process is easy, a quick cut to remove the base of the wine bottle, add your light fittings and voila. 

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Nescafe coffee bottle light fitting

Alternatively lids of jars can be converted to hold the light fitting and a used glass container is transformed into a beautiful light. Sandblasting, dremelling or painting your glass light fitting with either glass stain or a ceramic paint, can make your old glass into new art.

Used beer bottles can be turned into bed trimmings for your herb garden. The bottles create an effective, yet strong and durable border, also giving your flower bed the extra height needed for mulching. Take a look at our idea here: Flowerbed Border with Glass.

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Here we give you some ideas on how to recycle glass bottles. Why throw it away when you can make yourself a beautiful vase, or use it as a flower pot. The thing is that when you make something out of nothing all by yourself, it is the way you feel after you see the result that makes it worthwhile. All it takes is some creativity. So if you wonder what to do in your spare time, try to make something out of glass bottles. It is fun, easy and it won’t cost you anything. Cutting glass might seem difficult and quite terrifying, but the truth is the methods are very easy and are guaranteed to work every time.

Then for the not so DIY oriented people, we have the wonderful gifting ideas on our web-site. Why not buy an Upcycled
incense holder for a friend or family member, we have some outstanding examples on our web-site. Upcycle Gifts

Should you be looking for yet another amazing gift idea, explore our Candle Holders and Tea Light Holders: Candle holders
and Tea Lights.

With the assistance of Investec's agents, we have set out to source 5 000 used wine bottles. These will then be hand cut into glasses to be used in the Investec cantten. The bottles will be sandblased with Investec's logo as well as their by-line. The purpose and requirment for this project is to upcycle the wine bottles into drinking glasses, while creating an opportunity to involve community members in the project. read more about the Investec project... 

or visit our shopping cart for ideas on personalised upcycled glass tumblers

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